What's Up in Stallion Springs?
October 24, 2020
Kern County Fire provided a class for CERT members wanting to complete their DSW Certification and need to update their FIRST AID/CPR credentials. The class was provided by grant funds.
The class was held in Stallion Springs on Saturday, October 10. The training was conducted in the Corral Room, SS Community Center, and social distancing and facial masks were required. You may remember, this was originally scheduled for April, but was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
The class was open to all SSCERT members. As a reminder, it is one of the requirements for becoming a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) recognized by Kern County Fire. The class size is limited to 18 students and priority is given to SSCERT members who already are or who are seeking DSW certification. CERT is also preparing to place an order for polo shirts with the embroidered SSCERT logo. The order will be prepaid with $25 each to cover the shirt plus shipping and handling. Contact Dominique Dieken, Stallion Springs CERT Lead at (661) 822-8833 for details.
New Water Meters
The Advanced Metering System (AMI) meter installation began on September 21 and is about half completed. The biggest slowdown has been cleaning out the old meter boxes which is consuming more time than expected. There are also several repairs and box adjustments that staff have been busy with.
The generator that was obtained via a grant for the PSPS and the electrician is preparing for it to be installed.
Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for September 2020. The Department had six arrests, issued four citations, had 104 reports, 118 calls for service, completed 68 officer initiated investigations, 58 field interviews and one medical assist. There were 10 vacation house checks and the department assisted other law enforcement agencies 27 times.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 and specify to the dispatcher that you live in Stallion Springs. The Stallion Springs Police Department is dispatched through the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
For non-life-threatening issues, please call (661) 861-3110. You may contact us by email or using the contact information provided on the CSD website http://www.stallionspringscsd.com. If you wish to make an appointment to speak with an officer contact the CSD at (661) 822-3268. Appointments may be canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.
The new Police vehicle that was delayed due to COVID has finally arrived at the dealer and should be ready soon.
The Stallion Springs Police Department encourages our residents and guests to sign up for our Nixle public notification alerts and to create a Smart911 profile. These safety communication systems are free for you to sign up. Please visit www.nixle.com or www.smart911.com now.
For District emergencies off hours, such as a main line water break, call (661) 822-3268. Leave a message with the problem, your name and contact number, and an on-call District staff member will be paged. Please visit our website http://www.stallionspringscsd.com to keep informed.
Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Our next meeting is on October 27 in the Corral Room, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. All are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors. Meet our SSPD and get the latest updates on how to prevent crime in our neighborhoods.
E-waste and Recycling
E-waste bins are available and are only to be utilized for items such as printers, computers, lamps etc. (small corded appliances only). No light bulbs or liquids of any kind.
Recycling: Unfortunately, this area is still a work in progress. If the bins are full or not available, please take your items home and wait. Otherwise you can place them in the trash bins for now. Bottles, cans, plastics and cardboard will be accepted, but all cardboard MUST be flattened before throwing into the bin.
Stallion Springs Board of Directors
The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. normally in the CSD Boardroom. The next meeting will be on November 17 and held in the CSD Boardroom or at the Community Center, subject to restrictions created by the Coronavirus.